Death Becomes Her

Oh God: corpses are getting facelifts. And not just facelifts, but also boob jobs, Botox and collagen injections - or the mortician's equivalent thereof. Says MSNBC, "As the population has becoming increasingly sophisticated about procedures to enhance their appearance, so have their requests, morticians say, for smoothing lines, plumping lips and even boosting sagging parts for that last big special occasion — their funeral." Of course, morticians have always been in the business of making the deceased look their best, but apparently standards of beauty have never been quite so high. Says one funeral planner, “Right now, we have a population that’s grown up with plastic surgery and Botox and they’re leaning towards either looking really good at their service or not having their body there at all." [MSNBC]